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Written two years after A Princess of Mars, ERB must have had a problem coming up with new ideas. This plot is taken directly from A Princess of Mars. He is naked, falls in love with a scantly clad Princess, kills for her, insults her through ignorance of the culture, etc. Read A Princess of Mars first, if you like it then read this. If you do not like it, this is worse. The one improvement is the scientific way he gets to the center of earth.
Tarzan is better.
Patrick Lawlor sounds like he was bored with this book. I don't blame him, but.
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Sci Fi and Romance, constant thrills, all the staple of ERB's writting, is epitomized by At the Earth's Core. This story is not subtle nor believable, but neither was the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is sheer entertainment, something to listen to when driving, doing the dishes or gardening. If you never read ERB, I suggest starting with Tarzan or John Carter's Mar series, their story line is better developed, but if you enjoyed those, you will enjoy At the Earth's core.
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